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  • Published: 1 May 2015
  • ISBN: 9780091940478
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $19.99

You Made Me Late Again!

My New Collection



The wonderful new collection of poems, anecdotes and short verses from the inimitable Pam Ayres.

With over fifty new poems from Britain’s favourite poet, You Made Me Late Again! is an essential addition to Pam Ayres’ incomparable collection of works.

Pam’s poems are observant, witty and poignant in equal measure. In ‘The Swifts’ and ‘The Pyracantha Anthem’ she marvels at nature, while ‘A Patient’s Prayer’ and ‘Litter Moron’ offer wry views on Modern Britain. From the dog being afraid of the toaster to your son leaving home for university; and from the search for that perfect swimsuit to becoming a gran for the first time – Pam’s poems are beautifully crafted, and her subjects the everyday and the universal.

Delightfully illustrated, most of the poems in You Made Me Late Again! are brand new, yet it also features several firm favourites from her stage shows, published for the first time, such as ‘The Make-up Lady’ and ‘Tippy Tappy Feet’.

  • Published: 1 May 2015
  • ISBN: 9780091940478
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Pam Ayres

Pam Ayres has been a writer, broadcaster and entertainer for over 40 years. She is the author of several bestselling poetry books, including The Works, Surgically Enhanced, You Made Me Late Again! and The Last Hedgehog. Pam’s autobiography, The Necessary Aptitude, was a bestseller when it was published in 2011.

On radio she is a regular on Just A Minute, has made six series of her own Ayres On The Air and has appeared twice on the legendary Desert Island Discs.

Pam performs her solo stage show throughout the UK and lives in the Cotswolds, where she is an enthusiastic gardener for wildlife.

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Praise for You Made Me Late Again!

When I say that Pam Ayres ought to be the Oxford Professor of Poetry, even the Poet Laureate, I am not being facetious ... Ayres uses simple verse forms - comic ballads or folk song idioms - to make poignant observations about tiresome husbands, gossiping wives, false teeth or battery hens. I find her work sweet and sour, gentle and sad, and often very moving in its wistful way

Roger Lewis, Daily Mail

Her wistful, funny and perceptive verse captures both the joy and unfairness of life

Sunday Times

A wonderful, wonderful book

Paul Oâ??Grady

Her humour, which verges on the black at times, is contagious and so original

Daily Telegraph

A national treasure. There are clear comparisons between Pam and Sir John Betjeman

Daily Express

Pam Ayres writes as rhapsodically about the Wonderbra as Wordsworth did about daffodils

Guardian

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